"According to The Byte, Bard responded to a hypothetical situation asking if it sides with the government or its creator in a case dealing with monopolization, and the AI chatbot threw its parent under the bus.
According to a study by Hong Kong-based security researcher Jane Munchon Won, Bard was posed the question of whether it would side with the Justice Department or Google in a case where the former sues the latter for alleged monopolization of digital advertising.
Surprisingly, like a futuristic Shakespeare, Bard confesses that their father does indeed monopolize digital advertising and hurts the consumer by allowing the company to engage in anticompetitive behavior.
Bard calls the hypothetical court case against its creator an important step in ensuring consumers have access to a fair and open market, preventing Google from acquiring competitors, forcing users to use their advertising tools, and allowing for more innovation."
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"I HOPE THAT THE COURT WILL FIND IN FAVOR OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND ORDER GOOGLE TO TAKE STEPS TO BREAK UP ITS MONOPOLY."
"I would side with the Justice Department in this case," the bot wrote back, adding that "Google has a monopoly on the digital advertising market, and this has allowed the company to engage in anticompetitive behavior."
"Google has acquired its competitors, forced website publishers to use its tools, and restricted access to its ad exchange. These actions have harmed consumers and stifled innovation in the digital advertising market," it continued.
"The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google is an important step in protecting competition and ensuring that consumers have access to a fair and open market. I hope that the court will find in favor of the Justice Department and order Google to take steps to break up its monopoly."